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. our susan candiotti joins us with the latest on the investigation. >> and of course the question is, why an attack on this 34-year-old diplomat who had been in the country for about eight years now working at the nicaraguan mission. cesar mercado. and police found not one but two knives. and they weren't found next to his body. they were found in the bathroom of the small studio apartment where the diplomat lived. cesar mercado, apparently one of the knives were a steak knife according to new york police commissioner paul brown. and he says it was found near the bathroom sink and the sink was filled with blood, unfortunately. and the second knife was a smaller paring knife and that was found inside the sink. so why the positioning of the knives? so many questions to be answered here. his body was found just inside the front door. and when the driver came, the door was unlocked. he opened it up, looked inside, saw the body, and immediately called the police. so they have a lot to try to figure out. his throat, indeed, was cut. and they also said that he was stabbed in the stomach. so
states will say thank you very much. the president can use personnel changes to try to change the tone for the next couple of years. those are things we'll be watching at the white house. jenna: definitely a developing story. thank you so much, mike emanuel at the white house. jon: just 42 days to go until you'll be voting in midterm elections. brand-new fox polls just out in key races in the battleground states. molly hen aburg is live in washington with that. delaware, molly has been on everyone's radar screen since christine o'donnell won the primary there, what is it like. >> reporter: you were talking about christine o'donnell she has her work cut out for her. take a look at today's new fox new poll. she is trailing chris coons by 15 points. only 5% of voters say they are undecided in that race. also posing difficulty for o'donnell look at the strength of vote poll. this is a measure of how certain voters are that they will vote for a certain candidate. for the democrat, coon, 91% say they are certain of their vote for him. 8% may change it. 85 say they are certain of their vote f
in the congress and for all of us. and republican ad wizards find a new way to make the house speaker look bad. this hour on nancy pelosi is responding to her harshest critics and the fear of losing control of the house of representatives. >> and you may soon need a prescription, yes, a prescription for some of the most popular over-the-counter cough medicines. there's growing concern that popular brands are being abused with deadly results. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> a big curtain call for a dramatic primary season. seven states and the district of columbia are voting right now. the results are will set the tone headed to the midterm election. that could be the game changer for the entire country. check out the top races and the campaign trends being put to the test on this day in the delaware gop senate race, it's moderate congressman mike castle versus tea party candidate, christine o'donnell. the tea party could deliver one of the most devastating blows yet to the republican political establishment. >>> in new york, the veteran democratic congressman, charlie ran
>> did mika say be there or be square? >> she did. >> thanks for being with us. if you are in delaware, vote carefully. >> it's "morning joe" right now it's the "daily rundown." >> it this morning as delaware goes so goes republican hopes for taking the senate. we're live on the ground in the most watched race of the day. plus, just what is it the republican position on tax cuts? the "daily rundown" interview with mitch mcconnell. we'll ask him about his dispute with john boehner and after a year in an iranian prison, sharh shourd is released. good morning. it's tuesday, september 14th, 2010. 49 days until the midterm elections. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm chuck todd. we'll start in tehran with the developing story. sarah shourd was released from iranian custody. not quite free filling out paperwork. andrea mitchell broke the story and she has the latest on the ground in tehran. andrea, take it away. >> reporter: well, chuck and savannah, this is obviously emotional. it's an up and down crazy kind of story. sarah shourd has been released. the iranian government announc
the primary election results. so we hope you join us tomorrow morning. now over to america's newsroom. breaking news from overseas this, woman here, an american hiker, held in iran in an iranian jail for more than a year, now said to be a free woman. an iranian attorney for syria s -- shourd confirming that fox news that iran has released its client, after arresting her and two companions last year, they've been held ever since, the three apparently crossing into iran, that's the allegation, while hiking in northern iraq. more on this in a matter of moments, it's just crossing the wires right now, it's breaking news here in "america's newsroom". >>> in the meantime, this is battle royale, huh? a major battle shaping up over your taxes taking shape on capitol hill, this the debate over whether or not to extend the bush tax cuts, pitting republicans again the president. good morning, everybody, it's a busy tuesday, huh? i'm bill hemmer, good morning, welcome to "america's newsroom". martha: good morning, bill, good morning, everybody. i'm martha maccallum. senate minority leader mitch m
paints a different picture, one of a concerned father who is given permission by the boy's parents to use scare straight tactics. >> at no time do you hear the parents of the young man objecting, getting upset, crying. so the video is absolutely exculpatory from the cop's perspective. >> and the attorney points to this moment when the father talks to his son while cuffed. >> use your head. >> his department in the meantime is reviewing the duty manual which does not make specific mention of this type of behavior. >> we determined that there should be probably a very specific section that addresses this or several versions into creating one. >> sergeant lopez says the officer may have violated more than just those two policies. he is currently on administrative leave. lisa amin gulezian, abc7 news. >> thanks very much. >>> a judge cleared the way for california's first execution in nearly five years. that means that pending any last-minute appeals albert brown will be put to death one minute after midnight next wednesday morning. he would be the first death row inmate executed in the newly
each household will receive. >> with those funds, no strings attached. it's theirs to use in any way, shape or form that they want. we will not be asking them and had not ask them to sign any releases when they accept that. >> reporter: how much money each household will receive will be based in part on how severe the home was damaged. a red tag means $50,000. a yellow tag $25,000, and a green tag is $15,000. >> i lost the whole thing. i'm red tags. i have nothing. this is what i have. >> reporter: carol guernsey told us so far pg&e has held but debit cards for daily expense and the offer for up to $50,000 is much needed but that pg&e will have to do a whole lot more. >> we're living in a hotel and out of a bag. so, i think telecome through. so i think we can get all of the neighbors together and make them come through. >> reporter: this couple told us their hope is green tagged but say they're too shaken to move back in yet after seeing neighbors' homes reduced to ashes. >> lives that were lost. that's the hardest part. you can't put a price on it. >> reporter: do you applaud them
happened, the deputies gave the woman marked bills. one source tells us they were $100 bills. our sources say the woman then handed the money over to hernandez. as deputies watched. >> this is sheriff's spokesman sargeant jd nelson. >> the person did go forward to do that. had their record taken care of at a third less. >> early last week, felix chavez was arrested after there was an investigation to see who else may have been involved. >> and they did an audit and found discrepancis. at this point, mr. chavez was arrested. >> administrators declined our request for an interview and issued a statement and said by and other restrictions were unable to comment in related percent issues and appropriate actions have been taken. both say they're investigating. >> this investigation is owe-to-see how far back it goes. >> and now, hernandez is charged with accepting a bribe, embezzlement and grand theft. chavez is charged with embezzlement and grand theft. as you just heard, the question is how wide spread were the bribes? are they occurring in other court houses? that is the focus of the invest
their paths will keep them away from the eastern u.s. but bermuda will probably be in the sights of igor and most likely julia will not affect anything but can't rule out the eastern coast being affected by igor. more a little bit later. >> a lot to watch. >>> let's get a check of some of the other morning's top stories. ann curry is at the news desk. >> in the news over the weekend, indications that iran's on again/off again release of american hiker sarah shourd is on again. sunday iran's judiciary said she can be released on $500,000 bail after being held more than a year. stephanie gosk is following developments. where do things stand? >> reporter: right now shourd is still in custody. herawyer says they're twatding for the $500,000 bail to be cleared and then she wil be released. under the conditions of bail, she's allowed to leave iran but her trial on charges of esonage is going forward along with the trial of the two other u.s. hikers who were arrested with her in 2009. over the weekend u.s. offials said they were cautiously optimistic that showered would be rereleased but intern
it. we have details from the family and police. the family tells us dennis dixon was shot in the doorway. his 22-year-old stepson was assaulted and taken to the hospital. you can see paramedics taking the stepson away earlier last night. we are told he lived here with his stepfather and may be released earlier. now you are looking at that video of the. the dills which led up to the shooting are not complete. initially police confirmed this was a home invasion but they may have known each oamplet din miss dixon's mother told us she was told her son pulled up to the apartment before 11:00 last night and exchanged words with one of the suspects which is when the suspects forced themselfs into the apartment and then the shooting happened. dennis dixon's brother told us his daughter woke him up in a panic. >> she just banged on the door and said dad, wake up your brother was murdered. and i ran with my boxers on and i just ran to the door and said 0 lord, no, please don't tell me that. and she said, yes. >> reporter: we nt that police arrived quickly to the scene and arrested t
.n. the president of iran infuriates the u.s. delegation with it's controversial comments about 9/11. this morning the one hiker who was free is here for an exclusive interview. >> lindsay lohan could be headed right back to jail "today," >> lindsay lohan could be headed right back to jail "today," friday, september 24, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and orange, -- gorge, everyone. >> residents in parts of minnesota bracing for another round of serious floods. >> another heavy downpour promptpromp prompted officials -- >>> also ahead,he latest on the actor who appeare in the popular movie "the 40-year-old virgin" has now been found guilty of atechlted murder. he stabbed his ex-girlfriend more than 20 times and she survived. she will speak out about her ordeal when she joins us live. >>> and we talk about a william who survived a difficult surgery in which doctors cut off the lower what are of her body to remove a tumor. >>> in the news this morning, hundreds of people have been forced from their homes because of flooding in parts of wisconsin and minnesota where both gover
or did he steal the idea from his harvard classmates. they settled for $65 million, now they'll tell us while they think they deserve more. now they'll tell us while they think they deserve more. monday, july 20, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a monday morning, i'm matt lauer. >> officials in bermuda are saying that they are still trying to assess the damage from hurricane igor. >> hurricane force winds and driving rain has led to extensive power outages. >> it looks pretty this morning. >>> also ahead, former president jimmy carter is in the house and we'll be speaking to him about a number of topics including the rise of the tea party, those two american hikerstill being detained in iran and what he seeses a his own place in history. >>> on a different note, there are new problems for lindsay lohan. could the troubled actress be sent back to jail after she admitted that she failed a court ordered drug test. we'll have the latest on that story as well. >>> let's given with the damage caused by hurricane igor in
, churning up 40-foot waves. now that rough surf is moving to the u.s. as igor moves up atlantic. full details straight ahead. >>> a new republican taking center stage. indiana congressman mike pence a surprise winner, he beat out newt gingrich, mitt romney, even sarah palin. will he run for president? what do you think about the latest of the christine o'donnell dabbling in witchcraft. we'll talk to him live in just a moment. >> he is coming up. >>> as in the next half hour, we have a major announcement. we're launching a search for the newest member of the "gma" family. anyone can apply. >> our version of "dear abby." >> that's it. >>> we look to hurricane igor. david kerley is some bermuda. >> reporter: hey, george, this is igor right now, it is so big, so massive, the tropical storm winds are going to continue through most of the day. the island getting hammered. the good news, it came ashore, apparently no fatalities. igor, howling through the streets. while igor may be a category 1 as it hits bermuda. this is a massive storm with heavy winds and the storm wall will pound the isla
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off richmond. ktvu's kraig debro is with two of the victims right now. what can you tell us? what did they tell you? >> reporter: well, four fishermen went out early this morning to fish for alba door -- to fish for albacore. right now, this boat is in the water. we can't see from here but thanks to everybody at channel 2 at the desk, it looks like we can see the boat is going down facility water. i'm going to talk to thomas deacon. he's completely soaked. he's been in the water. you must be cold. what do you remember? >> we went out, hit a wall, pulled one out. there was cpr. don't know about one guy. >> reporter: what did it sound like when you hit the rock wall? >> basically, a car accident. >> reporter: it must have been very dark at that time. >> you are right about that. >> reporter: what about the people in the boat with you at the time? >> one guy, i abbed ahold of him. i was trying to pull him in the boat. i seen another man go by. i tried to go by and grab him. i had too many clothes on. i went back, put my rain gear on, took my clothes off. got him to the edge of the boat.
>>> good morning. thank you for joining us on this tuesday. i'm pam cook. >> good morning. i'm dave clark. let's check your weather and traffic. here is steve. >> reporter: low clouds. low fog greet us on this tuesday morning. once that burns off it will be sunny and a little warmer. by the coast too much in the way of fog and low clouds. if we lose the higher clouds we had yesterday, sunny. sal has an update open your on your traffic. >> reporter: there is a crash from car that ran into a tree. this morning's commute on 80 westbound at the toll plaza looks good. let's go back to dave and pam. we are following breaking developments out of iran where the attorney for sarah shourd says she's been in the process of being released. >> reporter: it has been an agonizing wait for her family, a roller coaster weekend leading up to this moment. the bottom line is that sarah's attorney says she is being released. these are pictures of shourd that we got from the website free the hikers.org. he's been in prison for much of a year, most of it in solitary confinement. iran's government released
your meter, your use of electricity or gas, what about the patch? why aren't the pipes run in that fashion? >> reporter: the governor says he's going to drill down for information. >> i'll be back. you will get the information, i come guarantee you that. thank you very much. >> reporter: the governor said before coming to san bruno, he signed paperwork to make the area eligible for federal aid. >> the fire burned unchecked for one hour and 47 minutes before the flow of natural gas was shut off. they explained this particular pipeline does not have automatic shutoff valves like others. instead, a worker had to drive to the neighborhood, unlock a gate and manually turn off the valve, then do it all over again at the other side of the leak. >> we're going to have to look at how they should be deployed. should will be more, those are the kind of issues we're going to have to look at. two state lawmers said there should be laws requiring automatic shutoff valves. more is coming up at 10:30, an executive says why the -- then at 10:45, one family's poignant story of survival and h
just ahead. first, a quick peek at our forecast. kim martucci joins us now. finally we have a wet half to the weekend. >> we do. we needed this rain. we have been talking a six-inch plus rain fef sit. something is better than nothing. it should be out of here in time for tailgating and the game later number evening. we have 64 and at reagan international. the main band of rain coming through. it started through the overnight. a lot of tailgaters should be good as you get a head start over there. 64 is the temp. we'll take you to 73 with cloudy skies this afternoon. the drying trend is tee. >> all right. nats and redskins. >>> we are following a developing story out of baltimore. police issued an alert or an escaped inmate who could be in the washington area. paul palmer faked a medical emergency while being taken to jail. he is charged with attempted murder in a stabbing last month. he could be traveling with a woman in a silver kia spectra. if you know anything about this case you're urged to call 911. >>> after the release of an american hiker on saturday, a senior iranian prosecutor
are accusing democrats of grandstanding. >> they want to use this week for a political exercise. they want to weigh this bill down with controversy and a transparent attempt to show their special interest groups they haven't forgotten about them ahead of the election. >>> just ahead, new york senator kirsten gillibrand and her new bff, lady gaga. >> doesn't it seem to you that we should send home the prejudice, the straight soldier who hates the gay soldier? >> fired up and ready to go? not quite. president obama hears from voters who express their fears over the economy and outline the problem s democrats are facing this november. >>> with us this hour, tim kaine. and will president ahmadinejad take manhattan? iran's president on the world stage. >>> plus, nine americans die in a helicopter crash in southern afghanistan today. with us this hour, state department spokesman p.j. crowley. >>> good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in new york. majority leader harry reid has only one hour to convince at least one republican to vote with democrats to try to repeal don't ask, don't tell. the contro
.n. the president of iran infuriates the u.s. delegation with his controversial comments about 9/11. this as two americans remain in his jail. this morning, the one hiker who was freed, sarah shourd, speaks out in her only live morning show interview. >>> and back behind bars, lindsay lohan faces a judge this morning after failing a drug test just three weeks out of rehab. and she could be headed right back to jail today, friday, and she could be headed right back to jail today, friday, september 24th, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm meredith vieira. this morning, residents in parts of wisconsin and minnesota are bracing for another round of flash floods. >> really heavy downpours over the last 24 hours or so and they've prompted officials to issue evacuations, even activate the national guard in some towns. we'll get al's forecast coming up in just a couple of minutes. >>> and the latest ton actor that appeared in the popular movie "the 40-year-old virgin" who's now been found
that you would like me to ask him, please email them right now to us at mornings@cbs5.com. >> some amazing stories from those firefighters. anne, thanks very much. anne makovec in san bruno. >>> well, moments after the explosion, a local man grabbed a cell phone and started recording. walter mccaffrey says the blast knocked him off his feet. but after making sure that his family was out of the house, he called 911 and then he grabbed his cell phone and took this video. he was not injured. >>> the coroner has identified a fourth victim. 81-year-old elizabeth torres was home watching the football game on tv when the pipeline blew. torres lived with her daughter, one of her nine children. her son-in-law suffered severe burns trying to rescue her. also among the dead, jackie grieg and her 13-year-old daughter janessa, and jessica morales. the three people still missing are all members of the same family. 50-year-old greg bullis, his 17- year-old son william, and greg's 85-year-old mother lavonne have not been seen or heard from since thursday. san bruno detectives will keep working it as a mis
.c. and hollywood. >> home at last. after spending 13 months in a prison in iran, sarah shourd is back on u.s. soil and begging for the release of her two companions. >> bear attack. a washington man is mauled while walking his dog as his wife steps in. >> oh, god, his head is all bashed in and he's dying. >> we'll talk with her how she helped save his life early this monday morning, september 20, 2010. >> good good morning from new york. good to be back with all of you. good to be back with you as well, harry. >> good morning. welcome back. baby pictures later. good morning. first lots of big news especially in terms of hurricane igor. bermuda just now waking up to the devastation, caused by the powerful storm. our dave price is here and he has the latest. dave. >> good morning, harry. igor is weakening as it continues to pound bermuda. this is a huge storm but as it passed over the island it left a trail of destruction in its wake. people are just beginning to see it all. igor's eye passed just 40 miles to the west of bermuda. this monster storm was downgraded to a category one just before dawn o
fattal, hope to meet with ahmadinejad while he is in the u.s. for the meeting of the united nations general assembly. the men have been in prison for 13 months after being accused of illegally crossing into iran and spying. sarah shourd was also being held but released on compassionate grounds last week because of a medical condition. >> everyone who cares about shane and josh's freedom to please stand behind us now. so that we can make this final push for their freedom together. >> reporter: among the western world's long list of grievances with tehran, a nuclear program the country's leaders insist is for peaceful purposes. new york lawmakers were among those protesting ahmadinejad's regime at a rally near the u.n. monday. >> we cannot and we will not allow or tolerate a nuclear iran. >> reporter: ahmadinejad told abc's "this week" he would make recommendations while maintaining the men violated the law. while pressuring iran to release the hikers the u.s. does not have formal diplomatic ties with the rogue state, nor did they say sarah shourd's $500,000 bail. >>> lady gaga has ma
will be read then by an overhead antenna. if you are a single drive using the express lane without fastrak, you are subject to a ticket from the chp. >> we are currently drafting a management plan in regards to these lanes so that our officers have a full understanding as to what their purpose is out there and as to how we are going to conduct our enforcement. >> now, things get a little more complicated when it comes to fast track, though. since carpoolers, motorcycles, qualified low emission vehicles are still allowed to use the lanes for free, they have to hide their fastrak transponder from the antenna using a special mylar bag that comes with the device. otherwise, their transponder will charge them whatever fee is in effect at that point. all the money collected will help to potentially build a northbound express lane here along 680. now, it's going to be confusing for drivers. authorities are concerned about that. we have a lot of information right now on our website, cbs5.com. click on "newslinks" including information on the entry and exits. because that is all not going to be the same
to explain that to us. >> reporter: the cpuc says yes pg&e will be asked to pass along any costs not covered by insurance, to you an me, the customer. that applies to cases of wildfires larger than an acre that burned a billing or home, and it would not apply in the case of this explosion. still, the idea is not going over well in the san bruno neighborhood as people here are just beginning to pick up the pieces after thursday's deadly explosion. the san bruno explosion, pg&e says the $992 million it has in insurance money will likely be enough to cover the cost of repair here, but the agency saw what happened in southern california during the '07 wildfires which ended up costing the utilities there $1 billion. >> pg&e, along with the southern california utilities, have requested that we be allowed to recover costs from wildfires that are not covered by insurance. >> reporter: but opponents say requiring the utilities to cover their own costs helps ensure they will be invested in inspecting and maintaining equipment to minimize risk. >> this is a matter of fundamental safety. >> they kicked
to ask him, email us at mornings@cbs5.com. elizabeth and sydnie? >> anne, thanks very much. anne makovec in san bruno. >>> the coroner's office has identified a fourth victim in the explosion. 81-year-old elizabeth torres, a mother of nine. she lived just yards from the blast site. she was home watching the nfl season opener when that explosion hit. she got trapped inside. >>> victims of the blast were honored at last night's giants game. kids from san bruno baseball league took part in the ceremony. the giants donated $3 from every ticket to the recovery effort. that came out to more than $100,000 total. >>> there is much more coverage of the san bruno explosion on our website including we have raw video, news conferences, the 911 tapes, and some information as well on how you can help. just check out cbs5.com. >>> it is 6:06. let's get another extended look at traffic and weather. >> he anna, people having to use their windshield wipers? >> he nan? >> they haven't turned on the metering lights just yet. it's still 18 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the maze. elsewhere westbound 5
to the two other americans still jailed there? this morning, their mothers join us for a live interview. >>> and zapping the fat. two new devices promise to help give people better-looking bodies without needles, injections, or exercise. can they really work for you? we'll tell you today, wednesday, can they really work for you? we'll tell you today, wednesday, september 15th, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm meredith vieira. christine o'donnell virtually unknown just a few weeks ago, but this morning she's officially the gop's candidate for the senate seat vacated by joe biden. >> o'donnell is now the sixth tea party candidate to win a race this year. but this morning, some are saying her win could actually be a costly blow to the republican's hopes of reclaiming control of congress in november. why? we'll explain. and we'll talk to christine o'donnell about her victory, straight ahead. >>> also ahead, for the first time, we're hearing from the connecticut doctor who was the o
two weeks ago. >>> nbc's white house correspondent savannah guthrie joins us. >> reporter: the voters that votefor the first time in 2008 for the president, a lot of them are young, we're going to see the president on the campus of the united states of wisconsin at madison. there will be 100 companion watch parties, really drawing a page from the '08 playbook. if democrats can turn out some of these voters, i might make a difference in some of these key races. they're really trying to generate enthusiasm. in an interview the president said it would be inexcusable for democrats to stay on the sidelines this election. rahm emanuel widely expected to run for mayor in chicago. looks like that will happen and we could get an announcement as early as friday. the issue of course is who would replace him, would it be an interim chief of staff or will the president go ahead and name a permanent replacement. so definitely something to watch this week. >>> today a senate panel holds summit on safety after an explosion that killed sen people. >>> southwest is buying air transfer $1.4 billion that
>>> good morning. thank you for joining us. i'm pam cook. >> i'm dave clark. let's check your traffic. >> we have some low clouds moving in. we will start a little warm up today especially away from the coast. 50s, 60s there. >>> right now on inner state 80 west it looks good. ing good.d problem it's 5:00, let's go back to the desk. >>> we have breaking news this morning. about ten minutes ago we received news that he's been released from prison. there will are reports that sured been released after more than a year in prison. we are getting word of sarah's release. we will continue to bring you details this morning as soon as they become available. >>> we're also following new developments in last week's deadly explosion and fire if san bruno. federal investigators are taking a closer look at a welds on a curved section of the pipe that blew up. in just a couple of hours the coroner will update the fatality. >>> also pg&e will spend up to a million dollars to help the fire victims. we have details of a very controversial new idea. >> reporter: it's not clear if this plan will
vasquez on why pg&e says it can't do that. >> it's just red line. >> reporter: livermore mayor showed us. >> amanda: his fire department was able to skirt up. a pipeline underneath vineyards, it is about the only populated area nearby. accord to go a pg&e report from 2009 obtained by cbs5 the utility said it needed to fix this stretch of pipeline calling it the highest-risk pipeline in the bay area. the livermore mayor says he was shocked, he asked pg&e for more specifics but never got an answer today. >> no doubt it's on the south end of the city and it doesn't impact as many people as it would in neighborhoods in san brown oh but by gosh i think our citizens deserve some information from pgee so we know what this means. >> what information have you got. >> the truth is nothing. accord to go the same paperwork they need to replace a four- mile section of pipeline 131 in fremont and call this the second highest risk pipeline in the bay area. the fire chief says he knows it fakes through but he couldn't get any more specifics from pg&e either. >> right now they can't tell us so they are u
federal investigators this morning and joins you now -- and joins us now with this live report. >> reporter: good morning, tori. yes, it's been almost a week since this fireball and explosion and fire here in san bruno. there are still so many questions. the ntsb is out here this morning. we're getting more information about where this investigation is headed. key among the question is how did this start, obviously and why did it burn so long? let's talk about the cause. the ntsb has been asking for anyone to come forward if they smelled gas in the days leading up to the explosion. there have been about 90 e- mails sent to the ntsb. but the ntsb said they only had one person who smelled gas and that was two or three weeks before this happened. if they didn't smell gas, that would be a clue. >> if people smell gas in advance, that suggests a failure, where gas is coming out and people smell it. that's a different kind of failure than a catastrophic failure. that would help us determine the cause of this explosion. that's why that's so crucial to us. >> reporter: there's also the
up to us, next door neighbors across the street, saying i can you come take a lack it our house as well. >> reporter: along with the efforts insurance adjusters could be seen assessing the damages at the time of the explosion. connie morales was home at the time and even when her home is restored she said moving back will not be easy. >> i'll never feel the same, you know. it was an experience that you'll never forget. >> reporter: a trade group that represents california insurance companies told me today that they have not yesterday had the opportunity to formulate a concrete damageest for this neighborhood. they say their adjusters are still doing work, we saw some of them out here today. right now their routest stands apt tens of millions of dollars. >>> today we know more about exactly what pg&e knew about the pipe before that explosion thursday. let's go to tom vacar with more on that part of our coverage. >> reporter: hi. opening story, the consumer advocacy group the utility reform network says they may have sown the seeds for this disaster three years ago. >> there are c
. that reporter is sharing her side of the story with us in a live interview, today, tuesday, side of the story with us in a live interview, today, tuesday, september 14, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to "today" this tuesday morning, i'm meredith vieira. >> i'm carl quintanilla in for matt this morning. we are following breaking news out of iran. sarah shourd released from the prison where she's been held since last july. >> it comes after months of intense negotiations. an emotional morning for shourd's family as well as the families of the two men being detained. what led to this morning's sudden release and what will happen to the other two hikers? andrea mitchell will join us live from tehran. >>> the alarm wag more teenagers are getting high. it's called robo tripping. it involves common cough medicines and could soon force you to get a prescription just to buy them. we'll get details on that just ahead. >>> plus, a high school football player's heart races as he scores the game-wing touchdown. not from excitement, he was actually having a heart attack
environmental disaster in u.s. history. we're getting a closerook now at the infamous device that what could reveal what caused the disaster back in april. the failed blowout preventer,ist's called, ncuw in federal custody, put on display in new orleans today. chad rogers now with more of the -- first time we've seen it -- out of the water up close, right, chad? oh. >> the first time we get a feeling of how big this thing really is -- really wa when it was down there. the barge bringing up the river. preventer.t the lower marine riser package. they put the kpap on that thing. or at least tried to put the cap on it? i have a picture here. here is the entire blowout p preventer. up there, all the way down. let me get it bigger. these are guys here. one, two, three, three men right there. and so this thing is just so much bigger than you think -- five stories oulr so, it would seem like there. there's the first video images of what we have on shore, on land. people getting video from it, on shore, pictures, sending it back to us. literally, the top of the riser, ca preventerhe blowout capped th
a back and forth yords deal. >> the judiciary appeared to use the release to flex its muscles, which highlights the deep rift in iran ejen amongst the conservatives. on friday the foreign ministry announced plans for her to be released on saturday, with the result of ahmadinejad's personal intervention and reflected his special viewpoint of this islamic republic of iran on the dignity of women. hours later the judiciary suddenly called off the whole release which was a very embarrassing rebuke to ahmadinejad. like i said, this really highlights these deep rifts and this struggle for the balance of power in iran right now. >> all right. nbc's ali arouzi, thank you very much. and now here's carl. >> jenna, thanks. >>> as the nation remembers the september 11th attacks on saturday protesters took to the streets, tongurning the day's m from reflection to outrage. mike taibbi has the story. >> reporter: they are by now familiar remembrance. >> adam -- >> reporter: the pause of the moments when the planes struck and the towers fell. the bells, the reading of the names of those lost. >> jam
to keep them away from the eastern u.s., but bermuda will probably be in the sites of igor and most likely julia won't affect anything. we can't rule out the eastern coast being affected by igor. we'll have more a little bit later. >> a lot to watch. thanks, al. >>> let's check some of the morning's other top stories. ann curry is at the news desk. good morning, ann. >> good morning, everybody. in the news over the weekend indications that the on again, off again iran release of american hiker sarah shourd is on again. on sunday the judiciary said she can be released on $500,000 bail after being held for more than a year. we're following developments this morning. where do things stand? >> reporter: good morning, ann. right now sarah shourd is still in custody. her lawyer says they are waiting for the $500,000 bail to be cleared and then he expects she will be released. now, under the conditions of bail, she is allowed to leave iran but her trial on charges of espionage is going forward. along with the trial of the two other u.s. hikers arrested with her in 2009. over the weekend u.s. offi
jailed in teheran, about today's release and what it tells us about the regime. >> brown: then margaret warner interviews former british prime minister and united nations envoy tony blair about the newest round of middle east peace talks. >> i find it hard to see if these two political leader s in this context with an american administration pushing for a deal, if we can't get one, i don't know where we go from there. >> ifill: fred de sam lazaro has the story of a jewish entrepreneur working with palestinians and israelis for both peace and profit. >> brown: susan dentzer of "health affairs" and karen tumulty of the "washington post" sort through the latest give- and-take on health care politics. >> ifill: and we sit down with writer and cartoonist austin kleon for a dose of poetry inspired by newspaper prose. >> what i found out is that i need to treat the newspaper as a blank canvas in order to really come up with a good poem. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and with the ongoing support of these institutions a
henneberg is here with brand new poll numbers for us. le molly. >> reporter: hi jenna. great to have you here in washington with us today, we're thrilled to have you here. fox news is going to have a new round of polls from battle ground states every tuesday up until the midterm elections. this week, one of the most noteworthy results is in the florida senate race. republican marco rubio is up by 16 points over republican turned independent governor charlie crist. democrat kendrick meek has gotten strong support from president obama and former president bill clinton and is trailing 21 percent. rubio may be benefiting from voter unease over president obama, 54 percent of respondents say they want to repeal the president's health care program and 57 percent don't think the president should be reelected. >>> the republican candidate also is leading in senate races in pennsylvania and ohio. first to pennsylvania. republican pat toomy is leading joe sestak 47-41 percent, with 11 percent undecided. some say they want their vote to register opposition to president obama's policy. >>> and in ohi
to see how they are coping with the disaster. and a controversy about a political candidate, is he using the fire victims to try to win an election. and you can find continuing coverage including more of those dispatched fire tapes. >>> the california governor's race is turning into a war of tv ads. former president bill clinton endorsed jerry brown today saying brown would make an excellent governor. just yesterday, brown was apologizing to clinton after brown made a joke of clinton's relationship with monica luwinsky. today president clinton made a statement that said, the tough campaign we fought 18 years ago is not relevant. >>> and today jerry released an ad of whitman as pinoccio. >>> and an ad by the teacher's union will not be allowed to be aired. >>> sarah shourd was released from a tyran prison this morning. this -pl cos among questions of her health and her two companions left behind. one of them her fiance. rita williams reports. >> reporter: it's a bittersweet story still with no end. >> i'm extremely grateful, i feel myself i have a huge debt to repay the world for what it'
injection to the state's former practices. the availability of the drug used had to be considered. the maker of the drug has said another dose of this drug may not be available until january of 2011. the execution would be the first in nearly five years and would be the last until next year. executions have been hold on 2006, when the federal judge in san jose found the lethal injection procedures were flawed which posts a risks of causing extreme pain in violation of the ban on cruel and unusual punishment. the courts are not the last line of defense when it comes to halting executions. governor schwarzenegger could step in. legal experts say although he's pro-death penalty, every case is different. >> governors have all of the facts in front of them and they know they are the last line of defense. and so there are a lot of -- there are a lot of governors that really, really take this seriously. >> reporter: the man skimmed to be executed is albert greenwood brown convicted of raping and murdering a 15-year-old riverside girl 30 years ago. 50 people have already been in- - have already been
word. >> one we should all use today. >> like turning starbucks products into gold. >> or sand. >> i think it is. another great story from the west coast we will be talking about in a little bit. bill clinton, somehow managing to get right smack-dab in the middle of that california gubernatorial campaign. he's not even trying. this guy, jerry brown and bill clinton, these guys just hate each other and impacting that race. >> here's my guess, although bill clinton is now in the middle of that race spiritually, my guess is physically, corporately, he may not be at jerry brown's side campaigning on his behalf before november 2nd. >> jerry brown, i forgot this, he refused to endorse bill clinton in 1992, after clinton had locked down the nomination. >> it's true. >> jerry brown, the first guy to bring up whitewater. jerry brown, a guy that bill clinton, just to set the back story, remember the '92 debate, where clinton gets read -- how dare you attack my wife? before we get to the news. >> it's primary day -- >> hold on. i got you guys some gifts, really quickly. >> oh. >> tuscaloosa. th
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